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Daz Dillinger Lil Peep Is a Warning ... Rx Pills Are Epidemic in Rap!!!

11/17/2017 12:30 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Daz Dillinger says Lil Peep's death should set off alarms -- prescription pill addiction isn't just a problem in hip-hop, it's part of the culture.

We got Tha Dogg Pound legend at LAX Thursday, and he reacted to emo rapper Lil Peep dying of what police suspect is an overdose. Daz says this needs to be the moment when artists quit glorifying pill popping, as Peep often did with Xanax and other meds.

While DD famously rapped back in the day about marijuana, especially on The Chronic, he says the danger is way higher today. 

Strange to hear Daz talk about rappers as role models -- but that's what he thinks it's gonna take to reverse the deadly opiod epidemic among young people.

Tech N9ne Divorce Finalized

11/16/2017 7:37 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Rapper Tech N9ne and Lecoya LeJeune can pour out all the Caribou Lou they want ... their 22-year marriage is officially over.

The couple's divorce was finalized earlier this month ... according to court records. The divorce judgment says Tech walks away with his 49% of Strange Music as well as his management company.

Lecoya gets various bank accounts, and Tech will make an asset equalization payment to her of $150k. He'll also pay monthly spousal support of $5,555.55 for 6 years. Nines woulda been way cooler ... although more expensive.

They separated in 2005, but Tech didn't file for divorce until 2015. No child support or custody issues because their 2 kids are now adults.

Meek Mill Get Me Out of Solitary Before I Go Crazy!!!

11/16/2017 12:50 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill is in solitary for 23 hours a day, 7 days a week -- and he desperately wants to be among the general prison pop.

Meek's attorneys just filed legal docs saying he's a victim of his celebrity. The lawyers say prison officials are worried about Meek interacting with other inmates, so they put him in solitary because it's the only way they can protect him.

Meek's legal team wants the judge to buy into the current thinking ... that solitary insidiously destroys the psyche. They also say it's severely inhibiting Meek's creativity. He's writing and exercising a lot, but it's taking its toll.

We're told Meek believes he'll do fine in G.P. because he's well respected on the streets and has given back a lot since he's become a celeb.  

There are a few rays of hope. Meek will hit the prison commissary for the first time Friday for jailhouse snacks and toiletries, and he'll get his first visitor sometime next week.

Meek Mill Files Court Docs ... My Sentence Should Be Tossed!

11/15/2017 3:00 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill is officially demanding his release from prison, and also wants his probation completely terminated ... TMZ has learned.

Meek filed docs Wednesday in PA, arguing his 2-4 year prison sentence appears to be the result of what his lawyers call Judge Genece Brinkley's vendetta against him. It's much the same arguments they put forward in a motion to boot her from Meek's case.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Meek's lawyers say the 2 incidents for which his probation was violated resulted in dismissed charges. Even Meek's probation officer testified he's responded well to probation ... according to the docs.

Meek also says his probation should be wiped out altogether because he's matured, become a responsible father, acquired a profession and "generally been rehabilitated."

He's requesting to be granted time served ... and released from prison.

Diddy at Ace of Diamonds It's All About the Washingtons Here ... Right, Justin & T.I.?

11/15/2017 1:59 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Diddy did what Diddy does best at the Ace of Diamonds strip club this week -- be rich and blow stacks o' dough ... with some help from family and friends, of course.

Diddy and his son, Justin Combs, crashed AoD by Brand Group LA in WeHo Tuesday night with a grocery bag full of cash -- lots and lots of $1 bills based on these pics.

Sources involved in the money parade tell us Papa Combs spent close to $100k on strippers and booze. We're told 60 bottles of Ciroc were sent his way, which he then shared with other club-goers.

Oh, and Diddy's pal, T.I., made an appearance too. All that money ain't gonna throw itself.

XXXTentacion Sorry, Migos ... Turns Out You Didn't Jump Me!

11/15/2017 8:46 AM PST

XXXTentacion posted surveillance video of the alleged Migos jumping, and immediately had to apologize to them ... 'cause it turns out it wasn't them who attacked him.

X posted the security footage Tuesday, as well as a pic of the 2 guys who actually appeared to jump him. Neither of the guys are Migos members. 

As we reported, X initially thought one of the attackers was Takeoff, and blasted him on social media. He also posted a pic of Offset's fiancee, Cardi B.

For the record, the 2 alleged assailants were rockin' "Migo Gang" pendants -- but it's unclear if they have any real connection with the rappers.

X said to Takeoff, in an IG comment, ''From the Bottom of my heart I apologize to you, you only caught in the cross fire of your blood line, blessings."

Kodak Black Concert Sacked After Fan Goes Whack!!!

11/15/2017 7:29 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Kodak Black's concert came to a screeching halt after a drunken fan scaled a scaffold before trying to run away and getting his ass arrested.

The rapper was performing Tuesday night at College Street Music Hall in Connecticut when about an hour into the show the fan began his ascent. TMZ obtained video of the pandemonium ... showing the fan dancing on a platform while someone in Kodak's crew tries to go after him.

Check it out ... fans got pissed that the concert came to a grinding halt ... you even see someone in Kodak's crew chuck water bottles at the fan.

Law enforcement tells us the fan tried to escape out a back door but cops got to him and arrested him for breach of peace.

He was given a summons and told to scram.

Meek Mill Judge Allowed Him to Do Business With Convicted Felon (UPDATE)

11/14/2017 11:57 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

11:01 AM PT -- In its original story, TMZ incorrectly reported that Charlie Mack had at one time been convicted on felony drug charges. That was not true. TMZ has now confirmed that Charlie Mack has a clean criminal record. He has never been charged with, convicted of, or sentenced for any crime.   

The judge in Meek Mill's probation case -- who we're told is under FBI scrutiny for allegedly trying to pressure Meek into leaving Roc Nation for music manager Charlie Mack -- broke protocol by giving Meek a pass to associate with a member of Mack's management team even though he's a convicted felon.

TMZ has obtained a court transcript in which the Assistant D.A. in Meek's case reminded the judge that she made a big exception for Meek associating with someone on Charlie Mack's team ... someone who was convicted of a felony.

As we told you, the FBI is reportedly investigating whether Judge Genece Brinkley has a connection to Mack and whether she tried to steer Meek's business Mack's way.

According to the January 2014 transcript, Meek's attorney at the time, Gary Silver, and the prosecutor, Noel DeSantis, are discussing the terms of Meek's probation. It reads in part:

-- THE COURT: "Okay. The other thing that was raised that I have to address is this issue about him signing parole papers, probation papers that he's not going to be around convicted felons ... and the rules of probation state he can't be around convicted felons."

-- DeSantis: "Your Honor, [Meek]'s not supposed to be around anyone who is under supervision and be around known felons. Your Honor made an exception back in the day with the management to Mr. Mac. That was the only exception that you made."

Mack has denied he has any relationship with the judge, but Meek's high-powered lawyer, Joe Tacopina, doesn't buy it. He thinks the judge crossed the line in a big way -- he believes she tried pressuring him into working with Mack because of their alleged business relationship.

Judge Brinkley violated Meek's probation last week and he's been thrown back in prison for 2 to 4 years. Tacopina thinks the judge's ruling is tainted by her conduct and should be thrown out.

Tacopina tells TMZ, "Another first in my 26 years of practice. Just shocking."

Meek Mill Lawyers File Legal Docs to Boot the Judge

11/14/2017 11:53 AM PST
Breaking News

Meek Mill's lawyers have just filed legal docs asking the judge who sentenced him to years in prison to take herself off the case because of inappropriate conduct.

Meek's lawyers claim Judge Genece Brinkley has a personal vendetta against Meek, in particular for not leaving his music team at Roc Nation for another music producer ... Charlie Mack. As we reported, we're told the FBI has been in Judge Brinkley's courtroom for more than a year during the various hearings, monitoring her conduct.

There are reports the judge has some sort of business relationship with Charlie Mack ... something Mack has denied.

Meek's legal team strongly hints the judge has a vendetta -- pointing out she made a "surreptitious visit to the community service site" where the rapper was scheduled to serve meals to the homeless. They claim that move was out of line for a judge. 

The legal docs, filed by attorney Brian McMonagle and Joe Tacopina, also reference the judge allegedly trying to get Meek to record a Boyz II Men song and give her a shout-out in the lyrics. 

Meek Mill FBI Probes Philly Judge Behind 2-4 Year Sentence

11/13/2017 7:12 PM PST
Breaking News

Meek Mill might have caught a huge break in his probation case and subsequent prison sentence fight -- 'cause the FBI is probing the judge who threw him back in jail ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Judge Genece Brinkley is being investigated by the FBI for possible relationships she might have in Philly -- including to a local music mogul, Charlie Mack, whom she asked Meek to sign with -- as well as a possible extortionate demand. The New York Post broke the story.

Undercover agents have reportedly been in the courtroom following Meek's case since April 2016, during which Mack allegedly once told Meek he knew the judge and could help him with his case. Mack has denied that claim. 

As we reported ... Meek's lawyer says Judge Brinkley also once asked Meek to do a remix to a Boyz II Men song and to give her a shout-out on it, and that her harsh sentence was a result of him shooting her down.

Rick Ross and Dr. J took to the streets Monday for a #FreeMeekMill rally that looks like it was picking up steam.

XXXTentacion Alleged Migos Jumping Aftermath ... Drags Cardi B Into It

11/13/2017 6:04 PM PST

 

XXXTentacion says he got jumped by Migos in L.A. -- and even posted video of what appears to be one of its members walking away from the fight ... plus Cardi B's photo.

X went on an Instagram rant Monday claiming he'd just been jumped by the rap trio, adding they allegedly pulled a gun on him during the scuffle.

He then deleted almost every post from his IG page and left only 2 -- a video of what he claims is Takeoff walking away from the brawl ... and a pic of Offset's fiance, Cardi. He later deleted both posts.

Unclear what set off the alleged jumping, but whatever the beef is ... it's probably only going to get worse now that X got Cardi involved. 

Meek Mill Rick Ross & Dr. J Leading Philly Rally

11/13/2017 11:32 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill is getting some high-powered support -- Rick Ross and NBA legend Dr. J will lead a rally Monday afternoon in Philadelphia ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected to the rap honcho tell us Rick and Julius Erving are on a private jet right now heading to Philly. Several Philadelphia Eagles and other local entertainers are scheduled to show up at the event ... which has also been promoted by Kevin Hart and Diddy.

The rally comes on the heels of Meek being handed a controversial sentence last week that has sent him back to prison for 2-4 years after he violated his probation.

As we reported ... Meek's attorney, Joe Tacopina, says the judge's harsh sentence is nothing more than the result of a personal vendetta against the rapper. His team has since said they'll be requesting a new judge ... and filing a petition to reverse his prison stint.

Jay-Z and T.I. have also come out in support of Meek. But it looks like Rick and the Doc are actually taking to the streets for the cause.

Meek Mill's Lawsuit Answer Our Q's Under Oath! ... Even If You're in Jail

11/13/2017 9:41 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Meek Mill might need to answer some questions over a wrongful death lawsuit against him under oath while he's behind bars ... but there seems to be an easy fix.

According to court docs obtained by TMZ, the family of a man who was shot and killed outside of Meek's concert last year is asking a judge to give them the courtroom W if Meek doesn't submit answers to their questions under oath in the next 30 days. 

As we reported ... the family, along with another man who was injured at the concert, are suing Meek for allegedly inciting the deadly violence with his murderous lyrics.

Meek's denied the allegations in court docs, but the family wants him to do one simple thing if the case is to continue ... sign his written answers to their questions -- aka under oath.

The only potential problem for Meek ... will he hear about this in time?

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